Sergio Aguero is a professional soccer player who plies his trade with the English Premiership side, Manchester City F.C, while also playing for the Argentine senior team as a striker. Considered one of the best strikers in the world, Aguero began playing football since the 1990s and has now become very important for both his club and country. Because of this, the aggressive forward was invited for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. Here are things to know about him.
Sergio Aguero Biography, Age
It was as Sergio Leonel Agüero that the Argentine striker was born on 2 June 1988 in the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires. The name Kun which he has become popular with is actually not his original name but a cartoon character that he loved when he was a child. It was his grandparents that gave him the name and it stuck on him.
He was born into a family that was very poor with a taxi driver father and a mother who was a full-time housewife. It was in the family that he was raised alongside his six siblings. Because at the time of his birth both his parents were considered minors by the law of Argentina since they were not yet 20, he was given the surname of his mother, Aguero instead of his father’s name Del Castillo.
Also, his father was said to have also played some football in his youth, so it is not surprising that Kun Aguero grew to love the sports and even take it for a life career.
Wife, Girlfriend, and Son
In the past, the Manchester City star was married to the daughter of football Legend, Diego Maradona, Giannina Maradona. The two got married in 2009, but four years after they tied the knot, the footballer and his wife both walked their separate ways after a divorce.
Before the divorce, Aguero and Giannina had a son together called Benjamin who was born in February 2009. Already, Benjamin is beginning to play football like both his father and grandfather.
Following the end of his marriage, Sergio Aguero got into yet another relationship with Karina Tejeda who is known as The Little Princess in Argentina. After more than 4 years of dating, Karina who is a pop star dumped Aguero after it was reported that he had a car crash at the Dutch capital where he attended a party that had models without the knowledge of his girlfriend who only got to know about the crash from the media.
Club Football Career
Professionally, Kun Aguero began playing for the Independiente youth team with which he remained from 1997 to 2003 when he gained a deserved promotion to play for the senior team when he was just 15. With that, he became the youngest player to feature in the Copa Libertadores. This was a record previously held by the man who would later be his father-in-law, Diego Maradona.
In 2006, he made a move to the Spanish side, Atletico Madrid with which he remained until 2011 when he moved to Manchester City. He won the UEFA Europa League as well as the UEFA Super Cup with the team.
With Manchester City, by the end of the 2017/2018 season which he won the title on a fashionable way, setting many records including most points in a single premier league season of 100, he has also set some records for the club including having the most goals in all competitions as well as the most premier league goals.
He has won 3 Premier League titles, 3 Football League/EFL Cup, and FA Community Shield with the Manchester club.
National Football Career
Sergio Kun Aguero made his Argentine debut wearing the country’s under-17 jersey in 2004 and by 2005, he was already wearing the under-20 colours. He gained promotion to play for the under-23 team in 2008.
Having had successful runs with the lower teams, the Argentine forward got to play in the senior national colours in 2006. He has won 2 Copa América and emerged as FIFA World Cup runner-up in 2014 with the team. Other achievements for his country are Olympic Gold Medal and FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005 and 2007.
By the time he was invited for the 2018 World Cup, Aguero had already had 36 goals after 84 games.
Height and Weight
A well-grounded striker, Sergio Aguero is a footballer with stamina and skills. He has an athletic body build. While he may not be the tallest man with the ball, he has a good height enough to help him succeed as much as he does, becoming an integral part of any team he finds himself in.
As regards his height, the player stands at a height of 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) and has a body weight of 77 kg (169 lbs).
Considering how far he has gone and come as a footballer, it will only be fair to expect that the Argentine striker should have a good net worth. Well, he does. In 2014, he made the Forbes list of the highest-paid players in the world, earning $23.3 million.
At the moment, he is estimated to have a net worth that is estimated to be over $50 million. Apart from his footballing career, he also made part of his riches from the various endorsement deals he has had with brands including Nissan, Pepsi, and Puma.